On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, is released

  • Israel and Syria stop fighting in Lebanon

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

BeatificationPapal Visit

Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • Diana Taurasi, American basketball player (Phoenix Mercury), born in Glendale, California
  • Eldar Rønning, Norwegian cross-country skier, born in Levanger, Norway
  • Joey Graham, American basketball player (Toronto Raptors), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Johnny Candido, American professional wrestler, born in Spring Lake, New Jersey
  • Stephen Graham, American basketball player, born in Wilmington, Delaware